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Description

Benzathine phenoxymethylpenicillin is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections. It is a long-acting form of penicillin, meaning it is slowly released into the body over a period of time. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as strep throat, ear infections, and skin infections.

Common side effects of benzathine phenoxymethylpenicillin include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash. Other more serious side effects include anaphylaxis, which is a severe allergic reaction, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome, which is a serious skin reaction.

Associated brand names include Bicillin L-A, Permapen, and Permapen LA.

Synonyms
  • benzathine phenoxymethylpenicillin
  • phenoxymethylpenicilli dibenzylaethylendiaminum
Classifications
  • anti-infective
  • antibacterial
  • antibiotic
  • beta-lactamase-sensitive
  • penicillin

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